by Lissa Poirot
Nestled along two kilometers of sandy beach, Barcelo Bavaro is an upscale, luxury hotel. The resort is in Playa Bavaro and Punta Cana is the next nearest town. The 1,402-room family resort received a $330-million renovated in 2012, which added the adjacent 589-room adults-only Barcelo Bavaro resort, where grandparents may want to stay while on a trip with the entire family. The renovation also added a new teen activities complex that includes a water park and a night club, the new Barcu kids’ club, and a spa. Fourteen restaurants offer diverse cuisine, from classic French and Japanese to seafood and Spanish tapas.
The all-inclusive resort offers a variety of activities and entertainment, including water sports like kayaking, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, jet skiing, paddle boarding and more. The resort features several pools, 18-hole mini golf, 1,300-seat cruise ship-like theater, and the Pirate Island water park. Destination excursions can be arranged, and unique experiences such as cooking lessons, dance lessons and a visit to the resort’s bird sanctuary are also offered.
Rooms feature balconies, air conditioning and televisions. Bathrobes and slippers greet guests on arrival. Suites present additional bathrooms, televisions and closets. Bicycle rentals and touring excursions help guests explore the area. Babysitting services are available on request. All-inclusive rates cover all meals, beverages and activities at the resort.
Our Editor Loves
- Pools and water park
- Theater with shows
- Eight restaurants
We enjoyed this resort immensely! It is large so be prepared to walk. Very well tended! Recommend premium service which gets you more restaurants, priority seating, spa access to hydrotherapy area, room service and more. No shortage of activities. Shows are Vegas style, casino 24 hours, sports bar, mini golf is free during the day, bowling, pool tables, game areas, etc. The water is beautiful and plenty of chairs. This is an eco friendly resort so you will not find much plastic or paper. Restaurant food is great. Buffet you just need to try different things to find what you like. Staff is excellent but knowing some Spanish is helpful. Maid service was great too! ????????
by Karla S
We had a wonderful time in Bávaro Palace. The facilities were great and in perfect conditions, clean and almost new.
The main pool is to die for! Standing ovation for all the team working in Bávaro Palace who made our stay just perfect.